2023 Salisbury VA Health Care System Flu Campaign
Influenza is a cause of substantial morbidity and mortality in the United States (U.S.). Find more information below about receiving your influenza vaccine today!
It’s that time of year again!
Fall is the start of flu season. Get a flu shot to protect yourself and those around you. Veterans enrolled in VA health care may get a free flu shot at their nearest VA health care facility.
Learn more about the benefits of getting vaccinated and other ways you can help prevent the spread of flu this fall.
This month, Salisbury VA Health Care System is kickstarting our flu vaccine campaign with a Veterans walk-in flu vaccine clinic - no appointments necessary - beginning Monday, September 18, 2023, at the following locations and times.
Influenza vaccination is the most effective way to primarily protect against the disease and resultant complications. Vaccination also reduces the risk of transmitting influenza to family members, visitors, other patients, coworkers and health care personnel. VA has made influenza vaccination a priority.
The influenza vaccine for seasonal influenza is a safe and cost-effective means for preventing and controlling influenza.
Find more details about receiving your vaccination at your specific Salisbury VA Health Care System location.
W.G. (Bill) Hefner Salisbury VA Medical Center
Kernersville Health Care Center
South Charlotte Health Care Center
North Charlotte Clinic
Because influenza viruses are always changing, each year’s influenza vaccine is formulated to protect from the influenza viruses most likely to cause disease that year. Influenza A and B are the two types of influenza viruses that cause seasonal influenza, typically during the fall and winter months.
The influenza vaccination program is an essential component of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health promotion and disease prevention programs.
Click the link to review updated VHA Directive on Influenza Vaccination.